Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Directed by Meryam Joobeur

Genre Fiction
Country Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden
Year 2018
Length 25 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, French subtitles, Arab + English

Synopsis

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

Themes

family relationships, rural, brother-sister relationships

Biography

Tunisian-American writer/director Meryam Joobeur is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal. She is currently developing three feature films including the feature version of ‘Brotherhood’ and has participated in the Berlinale Talent Lab (2016) TIFF Talent Lab (2016) and the Rawi Screenwriter’s Lab (2016).



Cast

Mom : Salha Nasraoui
Dad: Mohammed Houcine Grayaa
Borther 1: Malek Mechergui
Brother 2: Chaker Mechergui
Brother 3: Rayenne Mechergui
Reem: Jasmin Lazid

Team

Production

Habib Attia (Cinetelefilms), Sarra Ben-Hassen, Maria Gracia Turgeon (Midi la nuit), Meryam Joobeur, Annick Blanc, Andréas Rocksen

Script

Meryam Joobeur

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vincent Gonneville

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu

EDITING Anouk Deschênes
Sound Théo Porcet, Jean-David Perron, Aymen Laabidi, Cult Nation
Music Peter Venne

Awards

Toronto Int. Film Festival (TIFF) Canada | 2018 | Official Competition *WINNER BEST CANADIAN SHORT*
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) Montréal | 2018 | Offiial Competition *WINNER BEST CANADIAN SHORT PUBLIC PRIZE*
Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisia | 2018 | Official Competition *WINNER TANIS D’OR - BEST FICTION SHORT*
Winterthur Int. Short Film Festival, Swiss | 2018 | Official Competition *WINNER ZBK AUDIENCE AWARD*
Festival Images en Vues, Québec | 2018 | Official Competition *WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD*
MedFilm Festival, Italie | 2018 | Official Competition *WINNER METHEXIS AWARD BEST SHORT*
FICFA, Moncton |2018| Official Competition *WINNER BEST CANADIAN SHORT*
Whistler Film Festival, Canada |2018| *CANADIAN SHORTWORK AWARD* *AWFJ EDA BEST FEMALE-DIRECTED SHORT AWARD*


Festivals

Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden | 2018 | Official Competition
Festival Tous Écrans de Genève, Swiss | 2018 | Official Screening
Cairo Int. Film Festival, Egypt | 2018 | Official Competition
Festival Visuelles, Ottawa | 2018 | Official Screening
Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Italie | 2018 | Official Competition
FICFA, Moncton | 2018 | Official Competition
Whistler Film Festival, Canada | 2018 | Official Competition
Sundance Film Festival, É-U | 2018 | Official Competition
Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France | 2018 | Official Competition
TIFF Canada’s Top Ten | 2018 | Official Screening